We are a
501.c.3 not-for-profit charitable organization founded to
support choral activities of all kind. The group was loosely
organized in the mid-1930s, took its present form and started
performing Handel's Messiah in 1944. Membership is open
to anyone interested in music, choral singing in particular, and
we do not discriminate against any race, creed, color, or
religious affiliation. Members range in age from 10 years old up to
in their 80's, and some have been members for 40 years or more.
Our members come not only from the Sarasota area but quite a few
drive from Tampa, St. Pete, Arcadia, North Port, Port
Charlotte, and other areas as well.
Choral Society is
comprised of two arms: The Sarasota Choral Society, Inc. which
deals with the logistics and functions of choral performance,
and The Sarasota Choral Society Foundation, Inc. which controls
and disburses charitable funds and scholarships.
we perform the Christmas portion of Handel's Messiah
around the first Sunday in December of each year. We are looking
to expand our performances to 2 or 3 a year with an event in the
spring and one in the summer. Choral Society performances have
been favorably compared to larger organizations based in major
metropolitan areas and we work hard to present the highest
quality production possible in every performance. The all
volunteer chorus varies in number each year but has as many as
300 voices performing on stage and the Christmas performance
features a full orchestra, organ, and professional soloists.
information about The Sarasota Choral Society visit the other
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